Judge David M. Johnson

St. Louis County - Duluth Courthouse
Sixth Judicial District
(218) 221-7560

Chambers Phone: (218) 221-7589

Sixth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge David M. Johnson


Appointed July 7, 2006, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2008, 2014, and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


Notre Dame Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1993; University of Minnesota, B.A., 1983


Judge, 6th Judicial District, 2006-present; assistant St. Louis County attorney, 1996-2006; assistant Hennepin County attorney, 1996; prosecutor, U.S. Marine Corps, 1993-95

Community Activities:

Assistant scoutmaster, 2006–present; Assistant soccer coach, 2005-2010; Little League baseball coach, 2002-2010; Junior basketball coach, 2002-2004; Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association; Marine Corps Association; volunteer, Marine Corps “Toys For Tots” drives; former literacy volunteer for Franklin-Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Va.

Military Service:

Active duty, U.S. Marine Corps, 1983-1995; Reserves, 1995-2010. Activated after 9/11/01. Served from 1/2/02 to 8/30/05 on active duty in support of war efforts. Afghanistan from January 2005 to June 2005.  Military awards include the Bronze Star, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals, a Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, a Afghanistan Service Medal, and an Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Retired from the Marine Corps on September 1, 2010, as a Colonel, after 27 years of service.